Pete's Walks - Holly Blue

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Photo taken near Bix, Oxon., 12/05/12

I've only seen this butterfly a few times, although it is quite common. It flies in May/April then again in July/August  - the spring larvae feed on holly, the autumn larvae feed on ivy. The male (above) is paler and has a thinner black edging to the wing than the female (below).

Photo taken near Chesham, Bucks., on Walk 7 of the Chiltern Chain Walk

 

Photo taken 9/08/14 at Totternhoe, Beds

 

Photo taken 8/05/08 near Asheridge, Bucks., on Walk 6 of the Chiltern Chain Walk.